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    Old 08-03-2006, 01:46 PM   #1
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    High Hemoglobin and High Cortisol Levels. Why?

    I had my blood checked. I was told my cholestorol level is normal, which I can't understand because I eat fast food all the time and I'm very obese. He was concerned I have high iron Levels and said my Hemoglobin Level is high. I didn't really understand that part. He also said my Cortisol Level was high. He was concerned enough to want me to come back in 3 weeks to have it checked again. I don't smoke, which is the question he asked me. He said it could just be high sometimes. If It's still high on the next test, he wants me to see a blood specialist.

    Hemoglobin Level is 17.4 and Cortisol Level is 23.7 if that helps explain anything.

    Has anyone else ever experienced this? The doctor can't really explain it. My mother is a nurse and she doesn't know either. Any information would be appreciated.

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    Old 08-04-2006, 07:18 AM   #2
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    Re: High Hemoglobin and High Cortisol Levels. Why?

    Hey Dan,

    I am assuming that you are male. I don't know about the cortisol, but type in "hemachromatosis" to search and see if that helps. That is a blood disease that causes the body to retain too much iron.

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